Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Friday in her first major foreign policy speech of the 2016 presidential campaign that her potential Republican opponents would return to "cowboy diplomacy and reckless warmongering," while she embraced President Barack Obama's policy of engagement and vowed to advance normalization of ties with Cuba by ending the ...Read more
CHICAGO--A man claiming to be the son of President Barack Obama was charged and ordered to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet after spurring a police bomb unit response outside of the president's Kenwood home on Thursday, prosecutors said Friday.
Marquez Hassell, 20, appeared before Cook County Criminal Court Judge Donald Panarese Jr. and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent and received emails through her private server containing sensitive U.S. and foreign government information on a range of issues -- from an American detained in Myanmar and Iran's nuclear program to the Afghanistan war -- that State Department reviewers have now classified.
The ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Johnny Waller Jr.'s 1998 felony drug conviction has haunted him since the day he left a Nebraska prison in 2001.
Waller, now 38, applied for 175 jobs without getting one. He had trouble getting a federal loan for college because of his drug conviction, so he started his own janitorial business, in Kansas City, Mo. And when his ...Read more
MIAMI -- Rivals Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will speak at the same event for the first time during the presidential campaign when they deliver their messages to black voters at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, a gathering that will also draw three more 2016 contenders.
Bush has frequently said that he will ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In the 2012 presidential campaign, super political action committees were helpful, but not required.
Four years later, they are crucial.
The organizations, which can collect unlimited amounts of money, formed earlier this time around. They are raising tens of millions of dollars, more money than ever before. And they are ...Read more
WASHINGTON--Half a century after President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid with a pledge that seniors no longer would "be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine," the promise has been largely fulfilled.
The two entitlements – one for the elderly and one for low-income Americans -- have kept generations ...Read more
MIAMI -- Hillary Clinton will use Friday, her first day of public appearances in Florida as a presidential candidate, to declare her allegiance to President Barack Obama's Cuba policy in the hometown of Republican rivals who oppose it, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.
Much like her speech on immigration reform in Las Vegas, in which she tried to ...Read more
A Song ApartJeffrey H. Baer
A SONG APART revolves around Shannon Kistler, a teenaged pop singer, and Kevin Derow, her 19-year-old biggest fan. They met and fall in love unexpectedly while wishing society would accept them as they are. Then they realize they don’t need anyone else’s approval ...
WASHINGTON -- It's not everyone who celebrates their 56th birthday by trying to remove the speaker of the House of Representatives from power.
But Rep. Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, did just that Tuesday. He quietly filed something called a motion to vacate the chair.
Kick House Speaker John Boehner...Read more
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- President Barack Obama may have some election season envy.
While constitutionally prohibited from seeking a third term in the Oval Office, the president used a speech in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday to express confidence that if he appeared on U.S. ballots again, he would prevail.
"I actually think I'm a pretty ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Former intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, whose spying for Israel created a serious breach in U.S-Israeli relations, has been granted parole and will be released in November after serving 30 years of a life sentence, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
The impending release could remove an irritant from relations with Israel ...Read more
WASHINGTON-- A U.S. House Republican filed a procedural move Tuesday that could set off a longshot maneuver to topple Speaker John Boehner from his post -- if a committee controlled by the speaker allows it to advance.
North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows's procedural move to declare Boehner's office vacant, while almost certain to fail, again ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Look at me! Look at me!
It's become the battle cry of Republican presidential candidates who find Donald Trump drawing the attention they badly crave.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took the extraordinary step Friday of saying on the Senate floor that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was "lying." Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- After several violent high-profile incidents involving police and citizens in his home state and around the country, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Monday announced a $100 million proposal to help local police agencies buy body-worn cameras for their officers.
Scott's bill would provide up to $100 million over five years -- from ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Monday that he would make immigration reform a priority if elected president, and he criticized two of his rivals for making statements that "don't help" solve such problems.
In his first Spanish-language interview since launching his bid for the White House, the former Florida ...Read more
NAIROBI, Kenya--Esther Nduta dreamed of finishing school and starting a business, but her parents took her out of school when she was 14 because they couldn't afford the fees. Now she spends her days doing menial jobs such as washing clothes and dishes to pay her younger brother's school fees.
Another of her brothers has already finished school...Read more
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came under fire Sunday after accusing President Barack Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" by agreeing to an Iran nuclear deal that the former Fox News host says is too weak.
"This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Executives from 13 major U.S. corporations will announce Monday at least $140 billion in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints as part of a White House initiative to recruit private commitments ahead of a United Nations climate-change summit later this year in Paris.
Companies including Apple Inc., Berkshire Hathaway...Read more
The presidential campaign seemed consumed last week by Trumpian madness.
As many in his party looked on in horror, Donald Trump flung tart criticisms of fellow Republicans, denounced illegal immigration and reviled the abject failure, as he sees it, of everything touched by politicians from both parties.
The Republican candidates obscured by ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Has Marco Rubio hit on a way to turn two political minuses into a plus?
The 44-year-old first-term senator is competing for the Republican presidential nomination against a crowded field that includes eight governors or former governors and several more experienced lawmakers. He has also been dogged by questions about his acumen ...Read more
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